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Deacon Dump 12/2: Packing it in

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Purdue's amped up pressure in the second half really did the Deacs in. It just looked like they ran out of steam and couldn't keep up--Purdue was just too tough and committed on D and that led to easy buckets for the Boilermakers. Some turnovers were unforced obviously, so the combination of that, Purdue's defense and Wake's inability to a.) get in transition and b.) be effective in the lane at all really knocked them out.

Anyway, onto the links...

E’Twaun Moore’s 22 lead No. 4 Purdue past Wake Forest | | Star News | Wilmington, NC
"We really just turned up the defensive pressure," Kramer said. "We had to get up and pressure up Ishmael Smith. We jammed him, and we kind of wore them down for a while."

Unabated to the QB, Week 12: From Invisible to In-Vince-Able " No Pun Intended
People always talk about how college coaches fail when they go to the NFL, but Jim Caldwell has really stepped up his game with the Colts. After going 26-63 at Wake Forest in the ‘90s, Caldwell is 11-0! Caldwell didn’t win his 11th game at Wake until his fifth season there. We can only imagine how good Jim Grobe would be in the NFL.

Boilermakers seize command with dominant second half | | The Indianapolis Star
"We got a boost defensively from Wolford guarding Ishmael Smith," Purdue coach Matt Painter said. "Smith had his way for awhile there, and Barlow really helped us there, too. And we did a better job on defense of not letting them do what they wanted to do."

Boilermakers top Deacons
"When you have 25 turnovers in a game -- no matter who you're playing -- it's not going to be a good outcome for your team," senior L.D. Williams said. "I mean, I thought we played hard. If you could measure the game by how hard we played, we were right there with them. "But we've just got to take care of the ball."

Defense carries Purdue over Wake Forest | The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN
Purdue got after the Deacon players heavily in the half-court and forced the visitors into 25 turnovers. "(Purdue) plays as hard as anybody that we’ve played against," Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio said. "That’s a credit to the coaching staff (of Purdue). The turnovers in the second half (17 for Wake) was the difference in the game."

Travis McKie: Wake Forest Commit & Social Networking Guru | Box of M.E.S.S.
If North Carolina had offered you would you have ultimately ended up there? Everyone thought that. If UNC would have offered me, I couldn’t lie and say I wouldn’t seriously consider it. But honestly, my Wake visit was way better than my UNC visit so Wake was the leader. They use all their allowed 7 visits to come see me & 5 of those were by Coach G. No other school did that and that meant a lot.